Portales Past: April 11, 1945

April 11, 1945: Tickets were on sale for a variety show featuring talent from the local air base. Chaplain Stephen Galley was slated to do magic tricks and escape restraints. Proceeds were to benefit patients in the base hospital.

Inmate’s escape attempt foiled

By David Irvin A 20-year-old inmate awaiting a preliminary hearing at Magistrate court managed to escaped custody Thursday only to be captured a short time later, done in by an alert citizen and bad luck. Still wearing his jail-issued orange jumpsuit, Marcos Cerda of Clovis surrendered without incident in a nearby alley after he was […]